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Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
Named Person: Louis Zamperini; Louis Zamperini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9780375435010 0375435018
OCLC Number: 491897854
Description: xix, 776 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The one-boy insurgency --
Run like mad --
The Torrance tornado --
Plundering Germany --
Into war --
The flying coffin --
"This is it, boys" --
"Only the laundry knew how scared I was" --
Five hundred and ninety-four holes --
The stinking sea --
"Nobody's going to live through this" --
Downed --
Missing at sea --
Thirst --
Sharks and bullets --
Singing in the clouds --
Typhoon --
A dead body breathing --
Two hundred silent men --
Farting for Hirohito --
Belief --
Plots afoot --
Monster --
Hunted --
B-29 --
Madness --
Falling down --
Enslaved --
Two hundred and twenty punches --
The boiling city --
The naked stampede --
Cascades of pink peaches --
Mother's day --
The shimmering girl --
Coming undone --
The body on the mountain --
Twisted ropes ckoning whistle --
Daybreak.
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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.

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